Guidelines for Qualifications, Education, and Training of
SARP Writing Team (SWT) Members


The Packaging Certification Program (PCP) retains the right to approve applicants with less than full qualification based upon review of the credentials, experience, or alternate qualifications of individual team members and/or the SWT as a whole.

Guidelines Revised 8/5/2004 

Team Member Qualifications Education Training
SWT Manager Prior participation as a SWT member that received certification from DOE or NRC;

10 years experience in engineering design, testing, and/or analysis that includes 2 years in RAM packaging;

3+ years experience generating technical documentation that includes 1 year in writing SARPs;

Working familiarity with:
  • DOT hazmat regulations
  • 10 CFR 71
  • DOE packaging Orders
  • NRC packaging Reg Guides
  • DOE Packaging Review Guide
B.S. or equivalent in Physical Science, Engineering, or Mathematics LLNL SARP Reviewer course;

ANL QA for Packaging course;

SRNL Management of SARP Preparation course
Chapter 1,
General Information
7 years experience (or a current P.E. license and 4 years experience) in engineering design, testing, and/or analysis that includes 4 years in RAM packaging;

2+ years experience generating technical documentation that includes 1 year in writing SARPs;

Working familiarity with:
  • DOT hazmat regulations
  • 10 CFR 71
  • DOE packaging Orders
  • NRC packaging Reg Guides
  • DOE Packaging Review Guide
B.S. or equivalent in Physical Science, Engineering, or Mathematics LLNL SARP Reviewer course;

ANL QA for Packaging course
Chapter 2,
Structural Evaluation
7 years experience (or a current P.E. license and 4 years experience) in engineering design, testing, and/or analysis that includes 1 year in RAM packaging;

2+ years experience generating technical documentation that includes 1 year in writing SARPs;

Working familiarity with:
  • Structural analysis computer codes
  • ASME B&PV Code
  • AWS structural welding codes
  • DOT hazmat regulations
  • 10 CFR 71
  • DOE packaging Orders
  • NRC packaging Reg Guides
  • DOE Packaging Review Guide
B.S. or equivalent in Civil, Structural, or Mechanical Engineering LLNL SARP Reviewer course;

ANL QA for Packaging course;

ANL ASME Code for Packaging course;

Courses on FEM codes, as appropriate
Chapter 3,
Thermal Evaluation
7 years experience (or a current P.E. license and 4 years experience) in engineering design, testing, and/or analysis that includes 1 year in RAM packaging;

2+ years experience generating technical documentation that includes 1 year in writing SARPs;

Working familiarity with:
  • Thermal analysis computer codes
  • ASME B&PV Code
  • DOT hazmat regulations
  • 10 CFR 71
  • DOE packaging Orders
  • NRC packaging Reg Guides
  • DOE Packaging Review Guide
B.S. or equivalent in Mechanical or Nuclear Engineering LLNL SARP Reviewer course;

ANL QA for Packaging course;

ANL ASME Code for Packaging course;

Courses on FEM codes as appropriate
Chapter 4,
Containment Evaluation
7 years experience (or a current P.E. license and 4 years experience) in operational aspects of DOE nuclear facilities and/or use of operating procedures for transportation, storage, and disposal of RAM;

2+ years experience generating technical documentation that includes 1 year in writing SARPs;

Working familiarity (3+ years experience) with:
  • ASME B&PV Code
  • DOT hazmat regulations
  • 10 CFR 71
  • DOE packaging Orders
  • NRC packaging Reg Guides
  • DOE Packaging Review Guide
B.S. or equivalent in Engineering or Physical Science LLNL SARP Reviewer course;

ANL QA for Packaging course;

ANL ASME Code for Packaging course
Chapter 5,
Shielding Evaluation
7 years experience (or a current P.E. license and 4 years experience) in engineering design, testing, and/or analysis that includes 1 year in RAM packaging;

2+ years experience generating technical documentation that includes 1 year in writing SARPs;

Working familiarity with:
  • Shielding analysis computer codes
  • ASME B&PV Code
  • DOT hazmat regulations
  • 10 CFR 71
  • DOE packaging Orders
  • NRC packaging Reg Guides
  • DOE Packaging Review Guide
B.S. or equivalent in Nuclear Engineering or Health Physics LLNL SARP Reviewer course;

ANL QA for Packaging course;

ANL ASME Code for Packaging course;

Courses on Monte Carlo codes such as SCALE and/or MCNP as appropriate
Chapter 6,
Criticality Evaluation
7 years experience (or a current P.E. license and 4 years experience) in engineering design, testing, and/or analysis that includes 1 year in RAM packaging;

2+ years experience generating technical documentation that includes 1 year in writing SARPs;

Working familiarity with:
  • Criticality analysis computer codes
  • ASME B&PV Code
  • DOT hazmat regulations
  • 10 CFR 71
  • DOE packaging Orders
  • NRC packaging Reg Guides
  • DOE Packaging Review Guide
B.S. or equivalent in Nuclear Engineering LLNL SARP Reviewer course;

ANL QA for Packaging course;

ANL ASME Code for Packaging course;

Courses on Monte Carlo codes such as SCALE and/or MCNP as appropriate
Chapter 7,
Operating Procedures
7 years experience (or a current P.E. license and 4 years experience) in operational aspects of DOE nuclear facilities and/or use of operating procedures for transportation, storage, and disposal of RAM;

2+ years experience generating technical documentation that includes 1 year in writing SARPs;

Working familiarity (3+ years experience) with:
  • DOT hazmat regulations
  • 10 CFR 71
  • DOE packaging Orders
  • NRC packaging Reg Guides
  • DOE Packaging Review Guide
B.S. or equivalent in Physical Science, Engineering, or Mathematics LLNL SARP Reviewer course;

ANL QA for Packaging course
Chapter 8,
Acceptance Tests and Maintenance Program
7 years experience (or a current P.E. license and 4 years experience) in operational aspects of DOE nuclear facilities and/or use of operating procedures for transportation, storage, and disposal of RAM;

2+ years experience generating technical documentation that includes 1 year in writing SARPs;

Working familiarity (3+ years experience) with:
  • DOT hazmat regulations
  • 10 CFR 71
  • DOE packaging Orders
  • NRC packaging Reg Guides
  • DOE Packaging Review Guide
B.S. or equivalent in Physical Science, Engineering, or Mathematics LLNL SARP Reviewer course;

ANL QA for Packaging course
Chapter 9,
Quality Assurance
7 years experience (or a current P.E. license and 4 years experience) as a quality assurance specialist for a DOE or NRC site or facility;

2+ years experience generating technical documentation that includes 1 year in writing SARPs;

Working familiarity (3+ years experience) with:
  • 10 CFR 50 Appendix B
  • 10 CFR 830.122
  • DOE Order 414.1A
  • ASME NQA-1
  • DOT hazmat regulations
  • 10 CFR 71
  • DOE packaging Orders
  • NRC packaging Reg Guides
  • DOE Packaging Review Guide
B.S. or equivalent in Physical Science, Engineering, or Mathematics LLNL SARP Reviewer course;

ANL QA for Packaging course



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